Paul Hendrickson Receives Humanities Institute Outstanding Alumni Award

Paul Hendrickson leaning against a door

Paul Hendrickson, senior lecturer in the Department of English, received the Humanities Institute Outstanding Alumni Award, given to a graduate of Penn State University who has made a significant impact in the humanities. He has been on the faculty of Penn’s Creative Writing program since 1998, where he teaches writing workshops in advanced nonfiction. Before that, he worked for two decades as a staff writer for The Washington Post.
In addition to his teaching, Hendrickson has published seven books, the most recent of which came out in October 2019 and is entitled Plagued by Fire: The Dreams and Furies of Frank Lloyd Wright. He is the author of the 2011 New York Times bestseller and National Book Critics Circle Award finalist Hemingway's Boat: Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost. In 2003, he won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Sons of Mississippi: A Story of Race and Its Legacy.

For additional information, visit the Humanities Institute website.


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